GABS People’s Choice Awards winners announced

After a record number of votes for the 2018 Husky People’s Choice Awards Australia, GABS has announced two new champions.

GABS People’s Choice Awards Best Festival Beer and Best Festival Cider has been running for six years now and previous winners include Yeastie Boys, Bacchus Brewing, La Sirene, BrewCult and Stockade. Previous national cider champions include The Hills Cider Co and KAIJU.

Best Festival Beer

South Australia’s Big Shed Brewing Concern wonwith ‘Boozy Froot’, a New England IPA take on the humble Frosty Fruit. Their win saw them back up from the 2015 award with Golden Stout Time.

Runners up were:

  • Feral Brewing Co ‘Shooter McGavin’s Breakfast IPA’
  • Wolf Of The Willows ‘Tom Collins Sour’
  • Akasha ‘The Eagle IIIIPA’
  • Australian Beer Co ‘3yr Aged Bourbon Imperial Stout’

Best Festival Cider

Of the 14 Festival Ciders at this year’s GABS, Tasmania’s Devils Brewerytook the crown with ‘Grandma’s Jam Cider’, a cider based – unsurprisingly on Grandma’s jam.

Runners up were:

  • Willie Smith’s Cider ‘Tanninator’
  • McCashin ‘Rochdale Mojito Cider’
  • Grand Ridge ‘Twisted Sister Apple Cinnamon Cider’
  • Napoleone ‘Honey I’n Cider’
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